Historical Photographs of Banff’s Cave and Basin

May 23, 2019

Banff’s Cave and Basin is the birthplace of Canada’s national park system. In 1883 three railway workers, brothers William and Tom McCardell and their partner Frank McCabe, “discovered” the cave and basin on the lower […]

Vintage Photographs from the Cypress Hills Area

May 2, 2019

The Cypress Hills are one of my favourite areas in this province. I have written several stories about the park and surrounding area including, The Highest Point Between the Rockies and Labrador, which is about […]

The Colourful History of Fort Walsh in the Cypress Hills

April 5, 2019

If you haven’t realized it by now I enjoy exploring old frontier forts that are scattered across western Canada. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Fort Whoop-Up in Lethbridge, Fort Normandeau near Red Deer, and Fort Calgary in its namesake […]

Historical Photos from Drumheller and the Badlands

March 28, 2019

Entering the Drumheller Valley is like landing on the surface of another planet. The shortgrass prairie and farmland gives way to an alien landscape filled with bizarre rock formations, dry, sunburnt soil, and a host […]

The Okotoks Erratic: The Rock That Ran

March 22, 2019

In an otherwise feature-less field, just south of Calgary’s sprawling metropolis, sits an object so out of place from the rest of its surroundings it’s almost as though it was dropped from the sky. The […]

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